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According to's Justin Sun, the platform and its associated HTX DAO recently fell victim to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Sun disclosed the cyber assault via social media, alerting users and stakeholders of the temporary service disruption it caused.

Subsequently, Sun confirmed that all services on have been fully restored and are operational once again. The swift recovery underscores the resilience of the platform's infrastructure against malicious online threats. The details of the attack and the restoration process, however, were not elaborated upon in Sun's announcement.

SEC's Potential Move on Bitcoin ETF Options

In related financial news, a Bloomberg analyst has indicated that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) might be on the verge of approving options trading on spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). The approval could come as soon as the end of February, marking a significant development for cryptocurrency investment products in traditional markets.

The analyst's statement suggests growing confidence in the integration of cryptocurrency-related offerings within regulated financial frameworks. If approved, options on spot Bitcoin ETFs could provide investors with more tools to hedge against volatility in the crypto market or to speculate on future price movements.

Both pieces of news reflect ongoing developments in the digital asset space, highlighting both the challenges faced by cryptocurrency platforms in maintaining secure operations and the potential advancements in regulatory acceptance for crypto-based financial products.

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